The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

26 February 2008

We get results, maybe

From about a year and a half ago:

[Y]ou can get quite a luxe-ish Prius if the check you write is big enough, and I keep wondering when Lexus is going to get its own version in the $35-45k range.

A few custom jobs have trickled out, but finally Toyota is taking my advice, kinda sorta:

Toyota will present two dedicated hybrid models at the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit: one a Toyota and the other a Lexus.

It's no surprise the Toyota will be the Mark III Prius. It's the Lexus that will be the shocker: a lifestyle wagonlike vehicle based on the Prius platform and drivetrain.

If these come in at the right price — like I said, $35-45k — they'll sell like (whole-grain) hotcakes. Count on it.

Posted at 7:21 PM to Driver's Seat